There many be times when family members need a little help getting along. When issues can't be ironed out within the family dynamic, there are tools available under the British Columbia family law umbrella that may help -- such as alternative dispute resolution processes. A process which is controlled and in which the balance of power is on an equal footing may be helpful in resolving contentious issues within the family dynamic.
Making the decision that a marriage isn't working is no easy feat. Thankfully, there are resources under the family law umbrella that give individuals the tools to help with the process. Still, some people have many misconceptions about what divorce in British Columbia entails. The primary myth concerns a cheating spouse. Just because a partner is unfaithful doesn't mean the courts will side with the other partner.
Sharing in divorce doesn't always end up well. A British Columbia man who agreed to split his Canada Pension Plan credits 50-50 with the wife he was divorcing after 30 years of marriag has realized this. Marriage and divorce laws are provincially mandated and even though credit splitting with former spouses in British Columbia is not mandatory as it is is most provinces, this couple decided to share their accumulated CPP credits anyway.
When a British Columbia couple decided to part ways, they found themselves enmeshed in an unexpected custody battle. While they shared parenting responsibilities for their children, it was the family’s Golden Retriever that was the source of contention.
Being on the receiving end of divorce papers is not easy. It can actually be heart-wrenching, but the truth is once a marriage is over and divorce is imminent, one person is likely to make the move to make the dissolution of the marriage permanent, based upon the guidelines outlined in family law rules. Those in British Columbia who find themselves on the responding end of a divorce notice and are served papers -- called a Notice of Family Claim -- have 30 days in which to respond.
When two people who have decided to part ways have to sit and agree on who gets what and who does what, it can pose a bit of a problem since it's likely that part of the reason for the split is lack of communication and not being able to see eye to eye. So, when it comes down to negotiating in a divorce situation, both people would do well to keep some advice in mind. Family law in British Columbia may provide some helpful tips when making decisions that could affect everyone involved.
It's hard for some people to see any positives in divorce. When a couple splits up in British Columbia it is often associated with negatives, and the impact it may have on children are also thought to be negative. But, there are some positives children could take away from the end of their parents' marriage. No one wants a child to have to toughen up, but divorce may give children some skills that they wouldn't have otherwise developed. Available resources can provide parents with the tools to help their children through family law proceedings in the most positive way possible.
There are many issues that may come up if you are navigating the process of divorce. Children are often the first and biggest concern. While there are implications specific to any given case that a lawyer may be able to guide you through, they can generally be encompassed in three larger points.